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Man Utd handed edge in Edinson Cavani transfer battle

Manchester United have reportedly been given a significant edge over Atletico Madrid in the battle for Edinson Cavani’s signature.

The Uruguayan striker’s future at Paris Saint-Germain looks in major doubt at the moment due to a lack of game time this season and there’s plenty of speculation over a possible January move.

A report from L’Equipe in France claimed Cavani was open to a move to Man Utd, and there’s now been a fresh update on the situation which seems to go in our favour.

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According to Marca, as translated by the Daily Express and cited by Caught Offside, PSG are not keen on allowing Cavani to leave for a Champions League rival in the middle of the season.

UEFA announced in 2018 that the cup tie ruling was no more, as reported by ESPN, so even though Cavani has made two substitute appearances (via WhoScored) in the Champions League for PSG he can still play for another club in the competition.

United, of course, are not playing in the Champions League this season and have to settle for second best in the Europa League.

The 32-year-old would be an ideal short-term signing to ease the pressure on young forwards like Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left Romelu Lukaku to leave in the summer without signing a replacement for the goalscorer.

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